Fat Bottom Review: How can you leave this behind 

Who: Candye Kane with Big Burlesque’s Original Fat Bottom Revue

Where : Garibaldi Lift Co. (GLC)

When : Friday, Sept. 12.

The comedy festival promises fake celebrity women by way of a slender blond from down East.

On the flipside is tonight’s show at the GLC, which features a California trio of real women, flaunting ample figures.

Voluptuous jump-blues singer Candye Kane, known as much for her colourful past as she is for her sassy, brassy singing style, has chosen plus-size burlesque duo the Original Fat Bottom Revue to kick off the evening.

The act’s description is not cheeky irony. Take it literally. Creator Heather "Ms DeMeanor" McAllister is no celery stick-nibbling waif and she’ll have you know she’s proud to tantalize, tease and titillate in classic burlesque style.

"Coming to (Whistler) will be traditional women’s burlesque, but non-traditional because we’re both big women," says McAllister.

"Although if you look back long ago, it’s actually very traditional. A lot of women, when burlesque started out of the Vaudeville tradition, were built more like us."

While the duo ends up wearing little more than their birthday suits, McAllister says there is a different energy at a burlesque show than at a strip club.

"Women really like my show," she says. "It’s more of a tease, more fun than ‘let me shake my crotch in your face.’"

"I don’t mean to denigrate it, I’m totally in solidarity with women who strip in clubs. I think everybody should have an opportunity to make a living," she’s quick to add.

Right on, sister.

Big Burlesque’s Original Fat Bottom Revue will be making their living tonight at the GLC, so bring a handful of bills. Tickets $15, available in advance at Bestsellers and Whistler Entertainment and at the door.


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